Asko Pohla


Date of birth:  August 10, 1964

Academic career:
1982-1989 Tartu University, Faculty of Law, cum laude
1988-1989 Sofia University (Bulgaria)
1993-1994 Georgetown University (USA)

Work experience:
1989-1991 Lawyer at "Estimpex"
1991-1993 Tallinn City Government, Head of Legal Department
1994 Miller & Chevalier (Washington D.C., USA), trainee
1994-1996 Raidla & Partners, Attorney-at-Law, Attorney
since 1996 Pohla & Hallmägi, Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Other experience in the field and Membership:
since 1995 Estonian Bar Association
since 1996 Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, abritrator
1996-1997 Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arbitration Court, Board member
since 1996 International Bar Association, section of commercial law and section of arbitration

since 1997 Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arbitration Court, Chairman of the Board
2007-2011 Chairman of The professional suitability assessment committee of the Estonian Bar Association
2012-2018 Member of the ICC International Arbitration Court (Paris, France)
since 2013 Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Washington, U.S.A.)

since 2018 Member of ICC commission on arbitration and ADR
since 2021 Member of Nomination Committee of ICC Estonia
International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) of the Russian Federation,  arbiter
Maritime Abritration Commission (MAC) at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, arbiter
International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, arbiter
Arbitrator in bilateral disputes under the EU’s trade agreements with third countries selected by the European Commission.


Areas of legal assistance:
  • Domestic and international arbitration
  • Maritime law including sale of vessels, chartering and arrest
  • International trade law
  • Contract and property law
  • Commercial law
  • Construction and planning law
  • Environmental law